“J’ai une âme solitaire”

Animals, My Poems

Teddy

“J’ai une âme solitaire”

There’s not much I can do about it,

Especially when I’m amongst other souls

I end up feeling more lonely than if there were no other.

Of course I can always try to beat it

But I get caught up in my thoughts about owls

who, as you know, are not what they seem.

My friend Fox keeps leaving his trail behind him

I keep finding the odd shoe or teddy he has borrowed

And he leaves them in my way, on the side of the road

or in the woods, and when I find his trail,

It makes me smile without fail.

Then I’m reminded that I’m not on my own after all!

Even if that feeling of loneliness is within me

The reality is: my animal friends are all around me

and they keep leaving treasures behind

For me – or whoever pays attention – to find!

 With all my love to the owls, the foxes and all the animals who walk, crawl, swim or fly over this Earth.

Noemie.

Birthday Week

Thom, Yoga

Woods

This week was Thom’s Birthday Week.

We had a great party with Thom’s friends in the woods/valley near our house. It was such a beautiful day: a pack of wild children running around the woods, climbing trees (amongst other things), hiding in dens, playing in streams, eating fresh home made bread, eating chocolate cake, wearing “bounaches” just for the picture…

Moustache

The Moustache Crew was here… When they wore moustaches they were called Bert, Charlie and Jack…

MoustacheCrew

 All the kids went back home with a seed bomb each, now they can scatter some native wild flower seeds in remembrance of this glorious afternoon we spent altogether! W. amazed me as he decided to leave his seed bomb on the Airman’s grave, as a WWII memorial offering.

The next day was Thom’s actual birthday day. It was a quiet and simple day, slowing down, opening presents throughout the day and playing with his new toys :)

Then the two following days were spent meeting up with friends and trying out the new skate park with Daddy.

Today Thom has chicken pox. I thought it would be nice to end his birthday week with a last pressie, handmade, just for him, so I made him an owl this afternoon…

Owl

It’s my very first felted animal and as I can’t follow instructions I just improvised… And she turned out ok I think.

It’s special because the owl is “his” special animal and I made it myself, using the fleece we had collected from the woods and valley near our house. We are moving in a few days, we will still be living in Ashdown Forest, but in a town. Of course the forest will still be next door and we will now be able to use our bikes to get around which I am very excited about, as I’m fed up with driving all the time. So this week was also a bit of a moving-on celebration, having friends over in “our” valley to celebrate Thom’s 6th birthday and taking a bit of this magical place with us, with this little owl…

Thom+owl

Tomorrow I am off to my yoga teacher training for the day. No doubt another interesting journey :)

Have a lovely night,

Noemie.